Three arrested with more than $1 million in cocaine




On Monday, May 8, at 8:20 p.m., the Will County Sheriff's Gang Suppression Unit arrested three subjects after pulling over a vehicle that they saw cross over the center line on three occasions.  Deputies made the stop in the area of Monee-Manhattan Road near the intersection of Harlem Avenue, in Green Garden Township just north of Peotone.

The driver, Jorge Vargas-Moreno, 31, of Chicago, appeared nervous and was trembling as deputies were speaking with him.  He was asked to get out of the vehicle, along with his two passengers;  Bulmaro Castelan-Diaz, 35, of Chicago and Yolanda Tavira-Berrum,  22, of  LaSalle, IL.

Sheriff's K-9, Roxy was brought to the scene and conducted a sniff search. He hit positive for narcotics in the rear trunk area of the car.  A search of the trunk yielded 20 kilos of wrapped bricks containing cocaine.  Street value:  $1,125,000.

Sheriff's deputies took the three subjects into custody where they were charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.  They were scheduled to appear in bond court May 9, at 1:30pm.